Many people are attracted to the unknown depths and mysterious beauty of the sea. It’s like another world down there. Sure, you can see photos and watch videos of divers exploring the deep waters, but why not experience it for yourself?
Scuba diving is becoming more and more popular as people decide to feed their curiosity and dive into the unknown! If you decide to have a go yourself take a look at this list of top places to go scuba diving:
The Red Sea, Egypt
The Red Sea lies between Africa and Asia and has three main areas, each tempting the divers in a different way. The Red Sea is so-called because of the periodical algal blooms that occur here, which give the sea a reddish tinge. Here you’ll find beautiful coral, millions of fish, sheltered reefs and even wrecks. It’s perfect for scuba diving due to little wave action, great visibility and the waters being relaxingly warm.
Bali is known for its tourism and also for being one of the most beautiful places to go scuba diving. It’s home to varied sites, which no doubt adds to its mystery and draws divers in. There are deep drop-offs, steep banks, coral ridges and one of the most famous wrecks in the world. The colourful marine life consists of cockatoo leaf fish, seahorses, bumphead parrotfish and reef sharks. The strong currents clean the water, which increases visibility.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Australia has many great sites to scuba dive, but The Great Barrier Reef has been voted the best! It stretches over 2,000km from the north down to the south, making it the world’s largest coral reef system, which can even be seen from space! The reef is home to six species of turtle, dolphins, whales and porpoises. There are also 125 species of shark living in the reef – a scary thought!
Galápagos Islands, Equador
The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands situated just off the coast of Eduador. Their waters are known to be a perfect spot to see bigger marine life such as whales, sharks, sea lions and equatorial penguins. Due to the strong currents and low visibility, it’s better that you have some diving experience before diving in here. Despite their position at the equator, the waters here can be as cold as 10ºC.
Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea
The Cayman Islands consist of three islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman), which are the exposed top of a mountain. The sides of the mountain are very steep, which provides an excellent opportunity for ‘wall diving’. The waters are warm and calm and visibility is very good. In Grand Cayman there are more than 159 diving sites where you’ll see colourful coral, bright marine life and jaw-dropping wrecks.
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